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Dog leads way to missing 5-year-old boy

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the missing 5-year-old boy with autism Scotty Meyer has been found safe and he appears physically unharmed. The child was found by a volunteer searcher's dog in a wooded area near the Mississippi River about a half mile from his home. The boy went missing about noon Tuesday near Prescott, Wis., and hundreds searched for him.
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There were about 200 people searching for Scotty Meyer and more than 1,000 volunteers organizing for more searches at a high school when 5-year-old Scotty Meyer was found Wednesday morning, KARE 11 reports. The autistic boy went missing near Prescott, Wis., at about noon Tuesday.

A golden retriever belonging to volunteer searcher found the boy, the Star Tribune reports. The volunteer offered the child a water bottle and he immediately drank half of it.

WCCO reports the dog has no search training – it's an 8-year-old house pet. WCCO has more on the pooch that saved the day:

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